Center for Lifelong Learning offers free lecture on national parks

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will host a free lecture on the U.S. National Park System. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, December 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm.
 
The U.S. National Park System is impressive, hosting more than 275 million visitors every year. The System has 85,049 miles of perennial rivers and streams, 84,000,000 acres of land and 43,162 miles of shoreline, employs 28,000 people, claims 2,461 national historic landmarks, includes 397 national parks and displays 121,603,193 objects in museum collections. Since 1916, Americans have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. The National Park System in the United States serves as a model for parks around the world.  The lecture will discuss the history of this proud organization.

The program will be conducted by Susan Reece, a park ranger at Everglades National Park. She has been with the National Park Service since 1992. She has worked as a seasonal park ranger in Big Bend National Park in West Texas, Fire Island National Seashore in New York, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island National Historic Site, and at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Western North Dakota. She transferred to Everglades National Park where she works in Everglades City at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Sarah Eldridge at (239) 598-6210.

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